Changing One Life at a Time

 

AND Giving HOPE to Future Generations

Hope for Brighter Days is a 501(c)(3)

non-profit charitable organization committed

to helping transform lives by working with

domestic violence centers to provide victims of abuse long-term personal mentoring, in-depth counseling and education.

OUR GOALS ARE:

  • To change the way abuse is viewed
  • To educate people on the early signs of abuse
  • To encourage young people to end the cycle of abuse.
  • To give victims of abuse an opportunity for a better life.

 

Did you know that . . .

 

. . .in the US, every nine seconds a woman is 

     assaulted or beaten?

 

. . .it is estimated that up to 10 million children  

     witness domestic violence annually?

 

. . .children who witness domestic violence are twice

     as likely to be abusive as adults than children of 

     nonviolent parents?

 

        . . .it is estimated that up to 10 million children 

             witness domestic violence annually?

 

        . . .every day in the United States 4 children die as
             a result of child abuse and neglect?

                                                                                                                Domesticviolencestatistics.org

Please join with us and become one of a million voices in the fight again abuse by making a yearly donation of $20.00

to Hope for Brighter Days.

Remember. . .

 

Future generations are depending on you

 

 

For more information or to make a donation go to:

www.hopeforbrighterdays.org

Knowing the Early Signs of Abuse is Empowering

 

The Warning Signs of Abusive Behavior

  • Comes on strong - gets close too fast. An abuser pressures for an exclusive commitment almost immediately.
  • Is excessively possessive. Calls constantly. Wants to be with you all the time – afraid you might meet someone else.
  • Is controlling. Interrogates you intensely – especially if you are late. Insists they go with you or that you get permission to go places or do anything.
  • Has unrealistic expectations. Expects you to meet every need no matter how unreasonable.
  • Isolates you. Tries to cut you off from family and friends – accuses people who are your supporters of causing trouble.
  • Blames others for problems or mistakes.  It's always someone else's fault if anything goes wrong.
  • Is hypersensitive - gets angry easily – rants about the injustice of things that are just part of life.
  • Verbally assaults you. Constantly criticizes you or says blatantly cruel, hurtful things. Degrades you, curses and calls you ugly names – these are a precursor to physical abuse.
  • Threatens you with physical violence. Says, "I'll break your neck" or "I'll kill you," followed by "Everybody talks this way." or "I didn't really mean it." If the verbal abuse has come this far, it's time to get out and get help.

 

    You Have a Choice!

DON'T BECOME A STATISTIC

 

A portion of the proceeds of Keeping Laughter Alive goes to HFBD.

Hope for Brighter Days is a Non-Profit 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization.

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